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The Resource Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, (electronic resource)

Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America
Title
Still a house divided
Title remainder
race and politics in Obama's America
Statement of responsibility
Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? This book examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, the authors assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future. Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, they identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided. Presenting an account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, this book sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future
Member of
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King, Desmond S
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Rogers M.
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics: historical, international, and comparative perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
pt. 1. Obama's inheritance. "That they may all be one" : America as a house divided -- pt. 2. The making and unmaking of racial hierarchies. "That is the last speech he will ever make" : The antebellum racial alliances -- "We of the North were thoroughly wrong" : How racial alliances mobilized ideas and law -- pt. 3. The trajectory of racial alliances. "This backdrop of entrenched inequality" : Affirmative action in work -- To "affirmatively further fair housing" : Enduring racial inequalities in American homes and mortgages -- "To elect one of their own" : Racial alliances and majority-minority districts -- "Our goal is to have one classification: American" : Vouchers for schools and the multiracial census -- "We can take the people out of the slums, but we cannot take the slums out of the people" : How today's racial alliances shape laws on crime and immigration -- pt. 4. America's inheritance. Prospects of the house divided
Control code
ocn744904904
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 377 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839766
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744904904
Label
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
pt. 1. Obama's inheritance. "That they may all be one" : America as a house divided -- pt. 2. The making and unmaking of racial hierarchies. "That is the last speech he will ever make" : The antebellum racial alliances -- "We of the North were thoroughly wrong" : How racial alliances mobilized ideas and law -- pt. 3. The trajectory of racial alliances. "This backdrop of entrenched inequality" : Affirmative action in work -- To "affirmatively further fair housing" : Enduring racial inequalities in American homes and mortgages -- "To elect one of their own" : Racial alliances and majority-minority districts -- "Our goal is to have one classification: American" : Vouchers for schools and the multiracial census -- "We can take the people out of the slums, but we cannot take the slums out of the people" : How today's racial alliances shape laws on crime and immigration -- pt. 4. America's inheritance. Prospects of the house divided
Control code
ocn744904904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 377 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839766
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744904904

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